Re: Hardware upgrade - 2 questions
- From: <wedor>
- Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:13:22 -0500
Doesn't matter, still not legal.
Everything with the exception of the motherboard can be replaced in the
original box before it is considered a different computer, a motherboard
upgrade and moving to a different box (no matter what the source of the
parts) is illegal with OEM software.
"Chester" <chester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hmm, interesting. But possibly if we go back through the original computer
> consultant for our hardware, then we wouldn't have to re-purchase?
> <wedor> wrote in message news:uB4pwb3PFHA.2932@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> You "cannot" legally move your OEM install to new hardware. You "will"
>> need to purchase new software.
>> "Chester" <chester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Hello, we are planning to do a hardware upgrade to replace our current
>>> SBS2003 box. It's a "beige box" server whose time has come...and gone!
>>> I have two questions:
>>> 1. Is there a recommendation for buying an off-the-shelf server?
>>> (Dell Poweredge, IBM, HP?) We are a small company (4 users). If no brand
>>> recommendations, what are some things we should make sure we specify?
>>> 2. We have an OEM version of SBS2k3 installed currently. (Box was
>>> built and setup by a computer consulting company). Will we be able to
>>> migrate to a new server? I've heard that we will have to purchase SBS2k3
>>> again in order to upgrade our hardware. Is this correct? Can we use what
>>> we have if we start with a fresh load on the new box?
>>> Thanks a lot for the help!
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